Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Nov 14, 2008 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jorma the teacher!!! (non-Dead)

I've known about this for a while and the more I've thought about it the more intimidated I'd be in a classroom environment with the heroes of my ute. I spent some time a while back checking on the whereabouts of Mr. Bromberg, only to find he owns a very upscale violin shop in Wilmington, Delaware. The folks that work there are world renowned at their craft and some of the inventory is shit in your pants expensive. This appears to be Bromberg's passion and I don't believe he's done any interviews on the subject. It would be way cool to sit down over a couple of cold ones to get into the intricacies of the instrument.

Then again, pickin' a couple with Jorma would be pretty damn cool too.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 14, 2008 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jorma the teacher!!! (non-Dead) David Bromberg too.

Bromberg's been doing some touring the last few years. He plays solo, with the David Bromberg Big Band and with the Angel Band. I used to see him all the time in New England and New York back in the 70's and in Colorado in the early 80's before he "retired" to attend violin making school. He's one of those guys who never seems to disappoint and he always puts on a great show. I caught him at Telluride Bluegrass a couple of years ago, and he still has "it". This guy is one of the best guitarists (be it electric rock and blues, or acoustic blues, folk, bluegrass etc), and most entertaining guys you will ever see, and his style is unique.

He cut his tooth playing with Jerry Jeff Walker, and as a studio musician for many great musicians, including Bob Dylan (he's on a couple of early albums including Self Portrait and New Morning). If you get a chance to see him, do not pass it up. His Mr Bojangles is the quintessential version and takes a fairly cheesy song and transforms it into a real nice bluesy tune. Here's a sample of some of his playing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi_RtsjKU60

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2008-11-14 20:33:34

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Nov 14, 2008 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jorma the teacher!!! (non-Dead) David Bromberg too.

I'm an old timey fan of the New York Jewish Rhinestone Cowboy, introduced on Demon in Discguise with Garcia and Lesh. What a time that was for Grateful studio stuff...Bromberg, Crosby, 1st NRPS, 1st Garcia, Baron Von Tollbooth, Ace, then WOTF and more...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: amosearle Date: Nov 14, 2008 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jorma the teacher!!! (non-Dead) David Bromberg too.

Sweet. I love this stuff and know so little about it and have not heard near as much as I want. THanks for the reference and the trail sign to follow.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Nov 14, 2008 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jorma the teacher!!! (non-Dead) David Bromberg too.

http://www.deaddisc.com/disc/Wanted_Dead_Or_Alive.htm

the above was my first Bromberg album.It features Jerry, Phil, Keith, and Billy on the first 3 tracks (and Jerry on the 4th).

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 14, 2008 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jorma the teacher!!! (non-Dead) David Bromberg too.

Watch the facial expressions when he starts pickin it at the 5 minute mark and tell me he is not feeling it.

You have to love that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmFDV-X_pVE&;feature=related

Thanks for the post Purple Gel - made my day

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: jemajn2323 Date: Nov 15, 2008 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jorma the teacher!!! (non-Dead) & moreDB

I saw Bromberg in a SMALL setting at Dickenson College in Carlisle, Pa., none other than Robert Hunter opened for him!! This was around 1980. Then caught him solo in Georgetown and The Barns at Wolftrap, both in mid to late 80's. At the Wolftrap show, I somehow had a mushroom placed in my hand, and of course that is my favorite show. He is fuckin amazing. In his inbetween song raps he talked about violin school somewhere and how his last thing was to make a violin. It wasn't just me, he WAS very passionate in this matter.
Funny coinkidink, we saw Hot Tuna at the that small college in Carlisle too, late 70's, early 80's?, three guys, Cassady, electric, WOW!!

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)